Fostering Sustainable Growth: The Role of Monetary Policy in a Post Recovery World

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Date(s) - 04/07/17
12:15pm - 2:00pm


Future Fund
Level 43, 120 Collins Street

Roundtable Discussion
Fostering Sustainable Growth: The Role of Monetary Policy in a Post Recovery World

About the Speaker

Dr John C WIlliams, President and Chief Ececutive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Frnacisco

In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington.

Dr. Williams was previously the executive vice president and director of research for the San Francisco bank, which he joined in 2002. He began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following the completion of his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. Prior to that, he earned a Master’s of Science from the London School of Economics, and an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Williams’ research focuses on topics including: monetary policy under uncertainty; innovation; and business cycles. Additionally, he served as senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Williams, 54, is a native of Sacramento, California. He is married with two sons and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

To promote low inflation, full employment and financial stability, and provide services to financial institutions and the Treasury.

San Francisco is the headquarters of the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes the nine western states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington—plus American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, the Twelfth District is the largest by geography and the size of its economy.

Event by Invitation only